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Six Idaho same-sex couples offered ‘do-over’ marriage license applications

Friday, May 8, 2015
Katherine Sprague, center, and Tabitha Simmons, right, take an oath under the direction of Deputy Recorder Stacey Chapman while applying for their marriage license at the Latah County Courthouse in Moscow, Idaho, on Friday, Oct. 10, 2014. Sprague and Simmons were the first couple to be issued a same-sex marriage license in Latah County.
Six couples who received marriage licenses before Idaho officials say a federal court made such unions legal are being given a unique state-approved opportunity for a do-over. [...]

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15 states urge U.S. Supreme Court to uphold same-sex marriage bans

Monday, April 6, 2015
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Eight states where same-sex couples can marry are among 15 states urging the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold same-sex marriage bans and leave the matter to voters and lawmakers. [...]

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Website of Idaho lawmaker seeking pro-gay judges’ impeachments gets LGBT makeover

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
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An Idaho Republican lawmaker's political website has been snapped up by a group claiming to be gay rights activists who have given the site a rainbow makeover. [...]

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Marriage News Watch: March 23, 2015

Monday, March 23, 2015
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It's been nearly two months since marriage was supposed to start in Alabama, and the state still doesn't have its act together, and Texas has filed a lawsuit to prevent married same-sex couples from taking family medical leave. [...]

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Idaho House OKs resolution calling on Congress to impeach pro-gay marriage judges

Sunday, March 22, 2015
Idaho state capitol in Boise.
The Idaho state House on Friday voted in favor of a non-binding resolution calling on the U.S. Congress to impeach federal judges who rule in favor of same-sex marriage. [...]

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Idaho House panel backs federal judge impeachment resolution

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
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Idaho GOP lawmakers upset with federal judges overturning same-sex marriage bans across the country are pushing Congress to impeach judges who rule in favor of marriage equality. [...]

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25 arrested at Idaho capitol in protests over lack of LGBT protections

Monday, March 16, 2015
Idaho state capitol in Boise.
Activists taking part in the protest warned in a statement that they would not voluntarily leave until legislators consider adding four words - sexual orientation and gender identity - to the Idaho Human Rights Act. [...]

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LGBT rights activists arrested for protests in Idaho House, Senate chambers

Monday, March 2, 2015
An Idaho State Police officer arrests a gay rights protester on the Idaho Senate floor, Monday, March 2, 2015, in Boise, Idaho. Protesters are asking lawmakers to pass anti-discrimination legislation.
Police arrested 23 LGBT rights activists who refused to leave the Idaho Senate and House chambers in an attempt to pressure lawmakers into passing anti-discrimination protections. [...]

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Marriage equality rulings spur impeachment resolution from Idaho lawmaker

Monday, February 16, 2015
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An Idaho state lawmaker upset with federal judges who have overturned same-sex marriage bans across the nation is proposing that the U.S. Congress impeach judges who "fail to uphold" the U.S. Constitution. [...]

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Idaho’s first six same-sex marriage licenses ruled invalid

Thursday, February 12, 2015
Tabitha Simmons, left, and Katherine Sprague, right, are married by Rev. Elizabeth Stevens, from the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Palouse, outside the Latah County Courthouse in Moscow, Idaho, on Friday, Oct. 10, 2014. Sprague and Simmons were the first couple to be issued a same-sex marriage license in Latah County.
The Idaho Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics determined the couples received the licenses before the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals lifted a stay blocking same-sex marriage in Idaho. [...]

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